We've reached the "Spanish Fly" portion of the Bill Cosby case, as Montgomery County DA Kevin Steele asked a judge Thursday to include excerpts of Cosby's 1991 book, "Childhood" into evidence. In the book, and in subsequent interviews, Cosby talked about how women "need chemicals" to get into the mood to be with men, explaining in detail how, when he was 13-years old, he'd sprinkle the aphrodisiac Spanish Fly on girls' cookies. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Monday. Get the latest on the Cosby case right to your inbox by going here and clicking Follow This.
Local Philly grocery stores have said they’re struggling since the sugary drinks tax passed in January, describing losses in overall revenue of 10 to 15 percent compared to past years. Nationally, these types of stores have been closing or getting bought out by chains, completely independent of any soda tax. Though the evidence is so far anecdotal, experts are warning Philadelphia would be smart to ensure these stores are able to thrive in the new environment.
Last time there was a race for Philadelphia district attorney, about 7 percent of registered Democrats in the city cared enough to cast a vote in the primary. But this year will be different. We now have a district attorney under indictment and a field of candidates to replace him with diverse backgrounds, support systems and values. But what could really change that low turnout is a national wave of political engagement that some experts say hasn’t been seen since the ’60s. It’s “the resistance” against President Donald Trump, and organizers from groups like the ACLU are dying to harness that new energy and funnel it into enthusiasm for local elections like the historically lackluster Philadelphia DA’s race.
Join fellow '90s nostalgics for a screening of Danny Boyle's black comic drama starring Ewan McGregor and pals as they muck their way through a heroin addiction. Perfect prep for the new film, "T2 Trainspotting," which riffs off the original. Doors open at 7:15 for a pre-show event with prizes.
Where: The Convent Philly at 1648 E. Berks St. 19125
When: March 31, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: $8
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Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Philadelphia in the last few months in protest, marching for causes ranging from women's rights to immigration to climate change. Countless signs have been created, which led members of Mural Arts Philadelphia and the group Signs of Solidarity to wonder: Are the signs we see effective? With that question came an idea called The Art of Protest, a workshop series helping people create effective protest signs. Read about why, and how, effective sign making can make a real difference.
Night Markets don't always get the best reviews. The crowds are unmanageable, the lines are long, the prices are high. But it's not every day some of Philly's favorite food trucks gather in one place — especially in the neighborhoods the Food Trust has lined up for this year's Night Market series. Things kick off in Burholme May 12, and the market will bounce to other neighborhoods into the fall. Here's the full 2017 list.